News Briefs for 15 July 2022
Absence Of Democracy In J&K Feeding Alienation: NC Srinagar , July 15 : The National Conference Friday said the "absence of democracy" in Jammu and Kashmir is "feeding alienation" among the people of union territory. The situation with regards to democracy in J&K stands incoherent vis-a-vis the remarks made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the closing ceremony of the centenary celebrations of the Bihar Legislative Assembly in Patna, NC MPs Mohammad Akbar Lone and Hasnain Masoodi said in a joint statement here. "There is disquieting evidence everywhere in Jammu and Kashmir on the backsliding of democracy in Kashmir," the two MPs said.
Development In J&K Not Possible Without Peace: LG Srinagar , July 15 : Asserting that development was not possible without establishing peace in Jammu and Kashmir, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha Friday said some people were trying to provoke security forces and the administration so that some mistake is made and an unrest is fuelled. Development can only take place when there is peace. This has to be kept in mind.
Govt Orders Probe Into North Kashmir Encounter Srinagar , July 15 : The district authorities in North Kashmirs Kupwara on Thursday ordered a magisterial enquiry into last months anti-militancy operation in which the government forces had claimed to have killed four militants, including three Pakistani nationals. According to an official spokesperson, the Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Lolab has been appointed as enquiry officer to conduct the magisterial probe under section 176 Cr.P.c in the anti-militancy operation at Chandigam Lolab on June 19 resulting in the killing of 4 militants. In this connection, the general public is hereby informed that if any person has any kind of information regarding the subject.
Rubaiya Sayeed Identifies Yasin Malik As Her Abductor Srinagar , July 15 : Rubaiya Sayeed, former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed`s daughter, appeared before a special CBI court on Friday in a case related to her 1989 abduction and identified JKLF chief Yasin Malik and three others as the ones who took her captive, officials said. This is the first time Rubaiya has been asked to appear in the case. She had been freed after five militants were released in exchange.
Srinagar `Custodial Killing`: Court Orders FIR Against Munshi, Others Srinagar , July 15 : A local court on Friday directed the Crime branch to file an First Information Report (FIR) against police in connection with the alleged custodial killing of a youth in Natipora area of the city last week. While passing the order, the court of City judge, Srinagar directed the Station House Officer (SHO), Crime branch to get the case investigated by an efficient police officer to bring the `culprits` to book. The court order came a day after mother of 21-year-old Muslim Muneer filed a petition before the Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) seeking a probe into the alleged custodial killing of her son by police.
India-China military talks to be held on July 17 in Ladakh New Delhi , July 15 : The 16th round of military talks between India and China on the lingering border standoff in eastern Ladakh will be held on July 17 on the Indian side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the region, official sources said on Friday. India has been pressing for quick disengagement of troops from all the remaining friction points in eastern Ladakh, insisting that peace and tranquillity along the border are prerequisites for progress in overall bilateral ties. In continuation with the talks on disengagement along the LAC in eastern Ladakh, the 16th round of talks will be held on the Indian side at Chushul-Moldo meeting point on July 17, said a source.
J&K situation inconsistent with PMs remarks on democracy: NC MPs Srinagar , July 15 : National Conference Members of Parliament Muhammad Akbar Lone and Hasnain Masoodi on Friday said that the absence of democracy in Jammu and Kashmir is feeding alienation and institutionalising bureaucracy in the region. The situation with regards to democracy in J&K stands incoherent with regard to the remarks made by PM Modi during the closing ceremony of the centenary celebrations of Bihar Legislative Assembly in Patna. There is disquieting evidence everywhere in Jammu and Kashmir on the backsliding of democracy in Kashmir, the two MPs said.
`Necessary to help deter China`: US House votes for India sanctions waiver over Russian S-400 missile deal WASHINGTON , July 15 : The US House of Representatives has passed by voice vote a legislative amendment that approves waiver to India against the punitive CAATSA sanctions for its purchase of the S-400 missile defence system from Russia to help deter aggressors like China. The legislative amendment was passed on Thursday as part of an en bloc (all together as a single unit) amendment during floor consideration of the National Defence Authorisation Act (NDAA). Authored and introduced by Indian-American Congressman Ro Khanna, the amendment urges the Biden administration to use its authority to provide India with a Countering America`s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA) waiver to help deter aggressors like China.
India, China should resolve border disputes through talks: Dalai Lama Leh , July 15 : Tibetan spiritual leader The Dalai Lama today began his month-long visit to Ladakh and said India-China border disputes should be resolved through “talks and peaceful means” as use of military is an outdated option. “India and China are most populated countries and neighbours. Sooner or later, you have to solve this problem (border disputes along the Line of Actual Control) through talks and peaceful means,” The Dalai Lama told reporters in Jammu before leaving for Ladakh.
“Use of military force is outdated now,” he said.
Unilateral attempts to alter LAC cannot be allowed New Delhi , July 15 : China cannot resort to any type of arm twisting or exerting a hegemonic pressure on India with intent to making any attempts to altering the actual Line of Control (LAC) which move , if any by that country, was bound to be countered and fully resisted by this country. In this action, from this side if it comes from a slight push to a shove from the Chinese side , there would be no amount of any type of procrastination. These were the contents and the conveying of the message from Union External Affairs Minister to China looking to the long standoff on the eastern Ladakh border.